The Daily Tar Heel

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Friday February 3rd


An empty classroom in Carolina Hall prepares for the return of in-person classes on Monday, Feb. 8, 2022.

Editorial: It's time to weed out weed-out classes

"Weed-out classes are introductory-level courses, typically in STEM, defined by an intensity and rigor that only allows its most high-performing students to progress. They are the infamous GPA tankers, unskippable pre-requisites and barriers to entry for a wide range of higher-level courses."

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Local libraries are a staple in many communities, like the Chapel Hill Public Library, pictured here on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.

Editorial: Go to your town's public libraries

"Public services exist as the name implies to serve the public, we should be focused on helping them help the most people, not making money or breaking even. If the library loses money, so what? It’s not a government-run bookstore. It’s a public repository of knowledge.  Go to the public library, and be glad it exists."

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DTH Photo Illustration. The Kenan-Flagler Business School has raised its fees.

Editorial: A deep dive into the proposed Kenan-Flagler fee increase

"But the fee increase might produce more positive outcomes than anticipated, even down to helping diversify the undergraduate business program student body. While the cost increase will put some students in difficult financial positions and possibly deter concerned applicants, it could also open up the opportunity for more low-income candidates to attend the school."

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The front of the Dean E. Smith Center photographed on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.

Editorial: There should be concerts at the Dean Dome

"Hosting concerts could be a way to gather throughout the year, as opposed to letting the building sit void of fans for months at a time. These concerts could be used to generate excitement and hold true to the legacy of the Dean Dome, as expanding events inside the arena may make it feel more accessible to those outside of the sports world."

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Gimghoul Castle is the headquarters of the Order of Gimghoul, a secret collegiate society in Chapel Hill.  Signs posted outside of the castle warn people to stay off of the property on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

Editorial: Our famous campus myths, rumors and tales

"Attending the first public university in the nation has its perks (besides the lead-ridden pipes). For example, admission to UNC comes with access to over 200 years of campus lore. From haunted buildings – yes, buildings is plural – to zany characters. Come with the Editorial Board as we share our favorite myths, legends and rumors surrounding UNC."

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